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Celtic inspired basswood carvings

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Project by HigbyBuilds posted 04-01-2021 01:51 AM 627 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started drawing and carving celtic knotwork onto basswood with a set of palm carvers and a carving knife. Lots of fun!





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#1 posted 04-01-2021 10:49 AM

Excellent…love the designs !

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#2 posted 04-01-2021 02:19 PM

Are you working from a book? How did you get started with this?

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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#3 posted 04-01-2021 03:05 PM

Beautiful handwork!
Its both rustic and rich at the same time. Are you staining or painting these? Can you share some of that process? These are beautiful.

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#4 posted 04-01-2021 04:34 PM

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#5 posted 04-01-2021 05:18 PM

Very cool!

-- John D, OP, KS

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#6 posted 04-01-2021 05:26 PM

Very interesting. Great looking designs, well done.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#7 posted 04-01-2021 05:49 PM

Really nice !

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HigbyBuilds

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#8 posted 04-02-2021 01:31 AM



Are you working from a book? How did you get started with this?

- Ocelot

Thank you for the kind words!
I do not use a book but there are some great tutorials on YouTube. Search David Nichols, he is the guy I first started watching. I draw a grid on the wood and then draw out the patterns in pencil. The boards are then carved with a set of palm chisels and a carving knife. Once carved, I use some different colored general finishes wood dyes to help tint and seal the wood.

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#9 posted 04-02-2021 01:34 AM



Beautiful handwork!
Its both rustic and rich at the same time. Are you staining or painting these? Can you share some of that process? These are beautiful.

- MrWolfe

Thanks, I use General Finishes wood dye. I like GF because they are diluted easily and contain a sealer, which locks in the color and seals the wood.

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#10 posted 04-03-2021 06:39 PM

Beautiful! I made a Celtic knot pendant for my wife. It was pretty tedious since it was a through carving. This looks a lot less so. I may give it a whack when the project list lowers.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#11 posted 04-06-2021 11:57 AM

These are awesome

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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